Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Green Valley’

The Holidays Are Coming: Watch What You Throw Down Your Drain

Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

drain-repairThanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Christmas is just a short ways behind it. That means you’ll probably be making a lot more food this holiday season, whether it’s a grand family feast or just something a little special for the holidays. Kitchen sinks and appliances like garbage disposals see a lot of use this time of year, and we tend to see a big upswing in repair calls on kitchen pipes and garbage disposals in the weeks surrounding the holidays. (more…)

Trouble with Your Water Heater Can Appear Suddenly

Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-heater-repairMost homes in the area use traditional tank water heaters to warm the water used in cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They’re typically placed in out-of-the-way locations in the home, such as the basement or the garage, and because they often do their jobs so quietly, it can be hard to notice when problems start. Indeed, most issues with your water heater appear without much fanfare. By the time they cause an active disruption, the damage can be quite extensive, and often requires replacing the water heater instead of just repairing it. (more…)

Signs You Need a New Toilet

Monday, May 29th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

new-toiletFew appliances in your home are more important than your toilet, for a number of very obvious reasons. They likely see a lot of activity every day, particularly if you have a large family, and most of the time, they do their job admirably day in and day out. But like everything else, they will eventually need replacing, either because individual components wear out or because something more catastrophic can happen.

The good news is that is usually happens only after decades of reliable service. The bad news is that, once it’s reached that stage, you need to move relatively quickly. A trained plumbing service can install a new toilet in your bathroom with a minimum of fuss and bother, but you still need to be able to spot the signs that something is wrong. Those signs can include, but are not limited to, the following: (more…)

Things to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Bathroom renovations can be exciting projects, and spring is a great time to plan and schedule them. With the right technicians on your side, you can turn a drab, plain bathroom into something exciting. Having said that, it can be very easy to let the aesthetics overwhelm practicality, or worse: to let poor planning run roughshod over your budget and schedule. The right team will consult with you extensively before work begins and ensure that plans are made carefully not only to give you the bathroom you want at the price you anticipate, but to ensure that beauty and practicality remain in perfect balance. Every bathroom is different and so every bathroom renovation project is unique. In general terms, however, there are some specific things to consider when making your plans. (more…)

How to Respond to Plumbing Leaks

Monday, January 16th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

Plumbing leaks can affect any system, no matter how well maintained. Wear and tear, and the fact that most parts of the plumbing system are hidden from view, means that leaks can spring up at almost any time. They can present quite a dilemma when you first detect them, and the sight of water spreading across your bathroom floor often results in panic. Not to worry. If you know the steps to follow, you can curtail the damage, and Green Valley, NV has a plumbing service ready to fix the problem the right way. Before that can happen, however, you need to take several common-sense steps to stop the water from flowing. (more…)

Trust a Professional to Unclog Drains

Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Clogged drains are a common problem for plumbing systems all over the Green Valley, NV area, and in many cases, you can solve them with the simple use of a trusty plunger. When you can’t, however – when the clog proves too stubborn to undo with just elbow grease – then you should really trust a professional plumber to do the job. Store-bought cleansers and similar measures simply can’t beat what a professional is offering. (more…)

30 Reasons Why You Should Have a Professional Install a Water Heater: #26-30

Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Welcome to the final entry in our six-week piece on why you should always trust a professional when it comes to installing or replacing a water heater in your Green Valley, NV home. We’ve saved the most important reasons for last, so if your existing water heater is on its last legs or you’re thinking of exchanging a traditional water heater for an alternative model, we urge you to consider these points carefully. A properly trained professional always makes for a better choice, and can bring a number of benefits to your new water heater. (more…)

How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Water heaters are designed to last a long time, and as long as you keep them maintained regularly, you can expect them to last well beyond their warranty expiration. Because they do their jobs so quietly, and because the dry air here in Green Valley, NV helps prevent mold and corrosion, we rarely notice when they need to be replaced. That can be a big problem. Proper plumbing services can conduct a replacement session swiftly, but first you have to know that there’s a problem. If you’re wondering whether you could use a new water heater, you need to look for specific signs. Paying close attention can give you some leeway on how long you have to replace it, and allow you to conduct the operation according to your timetable (as opposed to scrambling in an emergency).   (more…)

Trouble Caused by High Water Pressure

Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Problems with your plumbing can come in many different forms here in Green Valley, NV: anything from unexpected leaks to blockages in the drain pipes. High water pressure, however, can be a more systematic problem, leading to increased pressure on the pipes themselves and contributing to wear and tear across your plumbing system. A good technician can offer solutions to the problem, but first you need to determine whether high water pressure is a problem or not. (more…)

How Professionals Pinpoint a Plumbing Leak

Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

In many cases, when a leak occurs, the homeowner sees the wide ranging effects, or notices a problem somewhere else in the system. For example, you may notice the water pressure dropping in your bathroom sink, caused by a leak further down the pipe. If you notice a problem, in your Green Valley, NV home, you can shut off the main water supply and solve the issue, but that doesn’t always pinpoint the exact place where the leak is taking place. Trained plumbers have equipment to do that, and part of what you pay for with plumbing repair. What kind of equipment, specifically? We have a few examples below. (more…)